How To Remove Pet Urine Smell And Urine Stains From Carpet
We all love our pets, but sometimes we do get turned off by the nasty odors they leave behind. In fact, pet-related accidents are inevitable and as such odor and stains. When this happens, of course, it is upon us to clean the mess. The good news is that treating these messes does not have to be a daunting task.
Below are 3 proven techniques that have been proven to remove pet odor and stain from the carpet.
- Homemade Solution
There are many DIY cleaning solutions that can be used to remove odor and stain. The best thing about homemade cleaning solutions is that they can save you money and trip to the store.
However, before using any DIY or homemade cleaning solution, it is wise to test them on a small area first to ensure it does not discolor. Also, when scrubbing, do not do it too hard as such action may stain farther into the carpet, but Rather, consider blotting the area gently.
• Vinegar and Baking Soda
Start by covering the stained area in vinegar, and then sprinkle baking soda. Cover the area using a dish or towel and then wait for 1 – 2 days before washing the area with cold water. Finish by drying the area with a dry towel.
• Dishwashing Detergent
Mix a quarter teaspoon of dishwashing detergent (note: not laundry detergent or dish soap) with warm water in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on the stained area as needed and then using a towel dry the area.
Mix a cup of water and two tablespoons of ammonia in a spray bottle and then rinse the area. Use a dry towel to dry the area.
• Hydrogen Peroxide
Create a solution of two tablespoons of warm water, four tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide, and a few drops of dish soap in a spray bottle. Spray on the stain, then rinse—dry using a dry towel.
- Store-Bought Stain Removers
Another way to clean a carpet is by using store-bought stain removers. However, it is wise to consider buying a formula that is non-toxic to your pet. However, before using store-bought removers, it is vital first to blot the area as much as possible. This technique works very well with solutions such as spot shot, Oxiclean, or Resolve. Rinse the area very well before using a dry towel to dry.
NOTE: It is important to note; not to use too much cleaner because it may leave behind a sticky residue and make the problem worse.
- Scheduling Regular Professional Cleaning Service
Although all the above techniques or tips may work, most often they are short term. That is because the above solutions only remove surface stains.
Therefore, it may not work for pet urines that have soaked deep in the carpet fibers and have left potent odor crystals deep in the carpet. These crystals will continue to release odor and create an environment that encourages bacteria to thrive.
Professional Carpet Cleaning in Tulsa
Therefore, even though it is essential to keep up with spot treatment and maintain surface stain, remember that it is wise to schedule a professional pet urine removal service at least twice a year. Give us a call today and we will rid your carpet of all stains and smells!